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VA – The Best Beatles Tribute (2007)

VA – The Best Beatles Tribute (2007)
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We know nothing about the origins of this rather strange collection. But we are big Beatles fans!

We’re not sure what eclectic means – cos we never been having no schooling or word learning neither, back there in our cabin!! – but this selection is truly fucking eclectic!

Ranging a vast spectrum from the sublime (The Smiths, Michael Penn, Aimee Mann, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Healey, et al) to the ridiculous (Phil Fucking Collins, Elton Fucking John, Bee Gees, Ben Folds,Styx et al), this is the proverbial “mixed bag”!!

Some interesting versions here, however. Thank Satan though for the ability to delete tracks!

What the hell is The Doors’ Light My Fire going in here?

Did Ringo really write Light My Fire? Yap, he probably did!

liar, fire, mire, pyre, fire, higher, fire, mire …. pure genius!!

Tracklisting

01. Aerosmith – Come Together
02. Aerosmith – Helter Skelter
03. Aimee Mann – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
04. Aimee Mann and Michael Penn – Two of Us
05. Badfinger – Come And Get It
06. Bee Gees – A Day In The Life
07. Ben Folds – Golden Slumbers
08. Ben Harper – I Am Sam Soundtrack-Strawberry Fields Forever
09. David Bowie – Penny Lane
10. Earth Wind And Fire – Got to get you into my life
11. Elton John – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
12. Eyes – Good Day Sunshine
13. Frank Sinatra – Something
14. Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia Band – Dear Prudence
15. Jeff Beck & George Martin – A day in the life
16. Jeff Healey Band – Yer Blues
17. Jimi Hendrix – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
18. Joe Cocker – Let it Be
19. Joe Cocker – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
20. Joe Cocker – With a little help from my friend
21. Joe Cocker – Something
22. Michael Hedges – Mother Nature’s Son
23. Michael Hedges – Tomorrow Never Knows
24. Michael Hedges – While my Guitar Gently Weeps
25. Phil Collins – Tomorrow Never Knows
26. Spooky Tooth – I Am The Walrus
27. Steve Wariner – Get Back
28. Stevie Ray Vaughn – Taxman
29. Styx – I Am The Walrus
30. The Family Cat – Across the Universe
31. The Smiths – Across The Universe
32. The Tingling Mother’s Circus – Yellow Submarine
33. The Doors – Light My Fire
34. Todd Rundgren & BourgeoisTagg – Tomorrow Never Knows live
35. Toto – While My Guitar Gently Weep
36. Tuck & Patti – Honey Pie

Here not be the beats;

PART 1

PART 2

Big thanks to the original poster

August 31, 2008 Posted by | Aimee Mann, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Michael Penn, The Beatles, The Smiths | 1 Comment

Micheal Penn – Free-For-All (1992)


Micheal Penn – Free-For-All (1992)
power-pop/ alternative
Mp3 @192

Yap. We are huge fans of the talented Penn Brother, Michael!

We’ve already posted Michael Penn’s great 1989 debut, March, featuring hit “No Myth.” You can catch this and other Penn stuff HERE!

Free-for-All was Penn’s sophmore release, and set an even higher standard again! Avowedly uncommercial in nature, it contains some magical songs.

With Free-for-All, Penn faced the spectre of the one-hit wonder! The album, while praised, wasn’t quite the commercial smash as Penn’s debut, though it had more than its share of supporters.

Rolling Stone called it “stunning” and CMJ wrote that the album “exhausts any doubts” about whether “March was a fluke, adding “Although still somewhat of a novice, it would not be unreasonable to compare Penn’s skills to other meta-pop contemporaries who own worn-out copies of Revolver, like Matthew Sweet or even Crowded House’s Neil Finn.”

In Vox magazine, critic Gary Leboff acknowledged that Penn could be “pig-headedly uncommercial,” but, he conceded, “the payoff is sublime”. Leboff continues, “His freeform songwriting creates tracks of startling shape and originality, offering literate reflections on the human condition…”

Penn collaborated with the wonderful, surrealist animators The Brothers Quay on “Long Way Down (Look What The Cat Drug In),” which found a home not on MTV but in film festivals around the country, winning awards along the way.

Penn delivers his acoustic material with a veteran’s ease, while his rockier songs also shine bright.

Penn has a magnificent back-catalogue. Free-For-All is an obscure pop classic.

You wanna know how fucking obscure? Well, you can get it at Amazon for one cent! Man, I wish I had one cent!


Tracklisting

* Long Way Down (Look What The Cat Drug In)
* Free Time
* Coal
* Seen The Doctor
* By The Book
* Drained
* Slipping My Mind
* Strange Season
* Bunker Hill
* Now We’re Even

Here she be:

free_at last

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August 8, 2008 Posted by | Michael Penn, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Michael Penn – Live performance of “March”

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Michael Penn – Live performance of “March”
Pop / Alternative / M4a

Penn performs some great tracks from his amazing debut album back in 1990/91.

That great album has already been posted here; penn-march

Chitown says;

I found this on an old hard drive; The quality of the recording is good, but I don’t know the particulars, so thanks to the original poster.

Tracklisting

Big House
This & That
Brave New World
Half Harvest
No Myth
Cupid’s Got a Brand New Gun
Tear Stained Letter

Here she be:

http://rapidshare.com/files/12….._Live_.rar

Big thanks to chitown

July 7, 2008 Posted by | Michael Penn, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

Michael Penn – No Myth

she blocked her eyes and drew the curtains
with knots I’ve got yet to untie


A wonderful track from Michael Penn’s magnificent debut LP March – already posted on stupid & contagious … michael-penn-march

So, she says it’s time she goes
but wanted to be sure I know
she hopes we can be friends

I think, yeah, I guess we can say I
but didn’t think to ask her why
she blocked her eyes and drew the curtains
with knots I’ve got yet to untie

what if I were Romeo in black jeans
what if I was Heathcliff, it’s no myth
maybe she’s just looking for
someone to dance with

See, it was just too soon to tell
and looking for some parallel
can be an endless game

We said goodbye before hello
my secrets she will never know
and if I dig a hole to China
I’ll catch the first junk to Soho

what if I were Romeo in black jeans
what if I was Heathcliff, it’s no myth
maybe she’s just looking for
someone to dance with

Sometime from now you’ll bow to pressure
some things in life you cannot measure by degrees

I’m between the poles and the equator
don’t send no private investigator to find me please
‘less he speaks Chinese
and can dance like Astaire overseas

what if I was, so what if I was
maybe she’s just looking for someone to dance with

what if I were Romeo in black jeans
what if I was Heathcliff, it’s no myth
maybe she’s just looking for someone to dance with



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Song title: No Myth
Performed by: Michael Penn
Written by: Michael Penn
Album: March
Album Release Date: 1989
Label: RCA/Legacy

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June 30, 2008 Posted by | Michael Penn, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Michael Penn – March

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Michael Penn – March (1989)
Alternative / Mp3

This is a wonderful album from the much neglected “Other Penn” Michael … AKA Sean Penn’s brother … AKA Chris Penn’s brother … AKA Aimee Mann’s husband!

It seems like Michael somehow – and very strangely – has suffered from his family links rather than benefitted, as is usually the case. A magnificent songwriter, Michael still remains largely unknown.

This is a majestic work. A classic in fact. Magnificent song craftsmanship abounds with sumptuous melodies caressing clever poetic lyrics.

I had March years ago on cassette! Fuck knows where it is now and how one would even play it now! Damn those nasty record companies and their fuckng format changes! Thank Allah for file sharing!

This was Penn’s 1989 solo debut album and featured the singles “No Myth”, “This and That”, and “Brave New World”.

In 1990, “No Myth” peaked at #22 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, #5 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #4 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. “This and That” reached #10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. “Brave New World reached #20 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and #26 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Links:

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Rolling Stone Review;

RS: 4 of 5 Stars Average

User Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

2001

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/183790/review/5943135/march

Acoustic guitars and drum machines make strange bedfellows. Usually reserved only for crude early demo tapes, the stringed instrument’s warm, wooden sound seems at odds with the percussion’s cold, computerized rhythms. On Michael Penn’s remarkable debut album, however, the unholy matrimony between natural strumming and high-tech drumming results in a union that pays homage to old folk-rock formulas while developing a few new ones.

Yeah, Penn is the brother of you know who, but who cares? It’s a moot point. March stands tall on its own merits without superstar guests or hype. Drawing from a vast pool of influences – most obviously Rubber Soul-era Beatles and Blood on the Tracks-era Dylan – Penn maintains a delicate balance between rhythmic pop and sensitive folk music, pulling off the perilous feat with surprising clarity.

Full of brooding lyrics about dangerous liaisons, March has a wintry emotional solitude that’s rendered even further barren by the sparse arrangements, with Penn often just singing behind his own guitar and bass while sideman Patrick Warren lends subtle keyboard shadings. Roughly a third of the album is given over to these bare-bones musical treatments; the strongest of these songs is “Innocent One,” a lovelorn tale sung in a bittersweet choirboy’s voice that recalls the late folk singer Phil Ochs.

On the rest of the album, Penn uses various backup musicians to flesh out his sound, notably on the catchy subterranean lovesick blues, “Brave New World,” and the revved-up finale, “Even-fall,” which contrasts a lively frat-rock horn section against urgent vocals pleading for another chance at love. “Bedlam Boys” – a lush pop piece preceded by a haunting instrumental interlude – features Prince protégés Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and Boni Boyer and is one of the album’s most polished moments.

Penn’s music is right on target, with an unpretentious, earthy feel that’s both intimate and touching. Penn’s lyrics may sometimes verge on the cliché; but once Penn gets them tightened up to match the smart punch of his music, then he’ll really be marching to a different drummer. (RS 566)

JEFFREY RESSNER

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By LonelyMachines “Master of Funk and Evil”
If you haven’t heard it, “March” is very possibly one of the best American pop records ever made. I have listened to it at least once a week since it came out twelve years ago. It’s catchy as hell, smart without being fey, and the production and arrangements are really unique.

So what happened? It was released at the wrong time. In 1989, popular music was an unsightly mess. When “Free for All” came out in 1992, it was too little too late. Grunge had arrived, and nobody wanted to hear literate and pensive songwriter.

Still, “March” was on the charts for a time, mostly on the heels of a great video for “No Myth” (a song Paul McCartney would kill to write, I’m sure) and through word-of-mouth. There’s not a bad song in the bunch. “No Myth” is upbeat and catchy and somehow larger than life, yet it’s got a sarcastic streak a mile wide. Ballads like “Invisible” and “Battle Room” go beyond sad into tragic, and “Evenfall” closes out the album with real style. This was one of the great records of the ’90’s.

On the strength of “March” alone, you should own this, especially since it and “Free for All,” the follow-up have both been out of print forever. “Free for All” isn’t quite the album that “March” was, but it’s still quite good. The only real dud is “By the Book,” and although nothing on here is quite as instantly memorable as the first record, it’s quite good. Whereas “March” plumbed some pretty unpleasant depths with a brave and deceptively happy face, “Free for All” just stays down there. It’s dark, and at times morbid and depressing, but it’s so well done that it never gets boring.

My only gripe is with the packaging. For space considerations, “Now We’re Even” (the closing track from Free for All) has been axed. Both albums should have been reissued separately at midprice with their original cover art instead of this. The remaster is okay if barely noticable, but in spots the sound is a little claustrophobic.

Still, both records are classics, and it’s nice to see them back in print.

Tracklisting

1. No Myth (4:10)
2. Half Harvest (4:05)
3. This and That (3:31)
4. Brave New World (4:32)
5. Innocent One (3:16)
6. Disney’s a Snow Cone/Bedlam Boys (5:11)
7. Invisible (3:45)
8. Cupid’s Got A Brand New Gun (3:27)
9. Big House (2:56)
10. Battle Room (3:37)
11. Evenfall (3:54)

Here be Michael;

http://rapidshare.com/files/125970484/March.rar

Thanks Chitown

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June 30, 2008 Posted by | Michael Penn, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment